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    July 16, 2011
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right now on cnn, well, the story that isn't, with scenes like these on l.a. freeways, what happened to the so-called carmageddon, where everyone including us thought the closing of the interstate, one interstate would lead to chaos, we're going to find out, we're live. plus this.
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that outbreak probably won't help. the woman caught on tape attacking the judge sentencing her and her husband is right there watching. you're going to see how the whole thing played out. and one more bit of news in the unfolding saga that is casey anthony. as people turn out for a memorial for her murdered daughter, she plans to get out of jail in just a few hours. we're live for you in orlando tonight. plus the pictures that you have to see to believe, a giant telephone tower goes up in flames and what happens next and people scrambling for their lives as it all played out on their tvs at home. and debt talk deadline, a friday has come and gone and republicans stiand democrats st don't agree and republicans don't agree with each other. i'm don lemon at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. thank you for joining us, the news starts right now. we have been paying a lot of attention to the contentious
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debt notion negotiations go og washington, but the fire has been across the pond, the company that owns fox news and it's widening from news of the world to the sunday times and now even the fbi is opening an investigation. the allegations, hacking the personal phones of public figures and the not so public from murder victims to dead war heroes. >> and that is a firestorm, if you like, that is engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police and indeed, our political systems' ability to respond. >> shame on you! shame on you j! shame on you! ? >> the company's founder, powerful media barron and once untouchable until this, rupert
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murdock forced to shut down the paper and something he's not used to doing, apologize. i am the founder of the company and i was appalled when i found out what happened. i apologize. >> today murdock apologized to the british public with advertisements in seven national newspapers, topped with the headline "we are sorry". the parent company of the fox news channel, also owns 21st century fox movie studios, the "new york post," "the wall street journal," what are pharp publishing and probably your fox affiliate, among in others. this could have dire implications not only for murdock and the people under him, but for the british prime minister himself. andy colson is also a former editor for news of the world. colson has been arrested for his role in all of this. so the question is, what did his
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former boss david cameron know and when did he know it. >> let me say once more, if i was lied to, if the police were lied to, if the select committee was lied to it would be a matter of deep regret and a matter for criminal prosecution. >> order! order! anybody might think some orchestrated noise is taking place. order! order! the house will come to order. and these exchanging will continue in an orderly way. mr. ed milibang. >> mr. speaker, the prime minister has just made a very important admission, he has admitted that his chief of staff was given information before the general election that andy colson had hired a man, jailed for seven years for a criminal conspiracy who made payments to
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the police on behalf of the news of the world. this evidence casts serious zout on mr. colson's assurances that the phone hacking over which he resigned is an isolated example of illegal activity. >> do you know what, mr. speaker? i think the public and the victims of this appalling scandal want us to rise above this and deal with the problems that this country faces. >> mr. speaker, he just doesn't get it. he just doesn't get it. >> i'm afraid, mr. speaker, the person who is not getting it is now the leader of the opposition. >> the unfolding firestorm was brought to light by hollywood actor hugh grant, a brit himself who secretly taped this former news of the world reporter talking about the unsavory practices that he says everyone
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in his organization condoned and even encouraged. here's hugh grant on why he did it. >> it began with just a personal grievance because i was a victim of phone hacking. and then i had this extraordinary piece of luck where i ran into an ex-features editor for the news of the world himself, it was an unlikely scenario where my car broke down, but anyway, he started boasting about hacking me, ha hacking everyone, all the dirty tricks of the news of the world, the sinister relationship with the police and with the prime minister. >> paul, was this type of hacking business as usual, even expected at your paper and even at others? >> reporter: sorry, i'm unclear, was that question to me? >> yes, was this condoned? was hacking condoned or even
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encouraged to you and at other papers? >> yes, i mean -- i mean, the public has long since been hacking people like hugh grant up until a few weeks ago, they think that him earning $3 billion a picture and ten turning around to complain about rupert murdock's employees and talking about his private life, there seems to be some hypocrisy there. in fact murdock's empire is so big, i, myself, i remember when -- >> my question to you, mr. mcmullen, if we can stick to this -- because i know that you and hue grant -- >> i was by murdock. again, little sympathy for stars who take the money for a 20th century fox picture. >> mr. mcmullen can you hear me? >> analyzing their private life, it hasn't caused change.
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this week, laughingly, but when hugh grant turned me over in the same way that i had -- >> producers, can we stop this, please? yes, i would like him to be able to hear me, so we're going to bring him back after the break, because he's not answering my questions, that's paul mcmillan who's a former news of the world reporter, he says that that type of behavior has been condoned and encouraged at his newspaper and others. when we can hear me we'll bring him back right after the break. a kentucky woman is told to stop speaking in court and goes after the judge, it's all caught on camera, you're going to see how it all played out. and if you haven't heard of southern california's one of the major highways is shut down today prompting fears of a carmageddon. we have reporters covering just about every angle of this story and it turned out it was.
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could actually buy a scanner in a shop and sit outside a star's house and actually tape record their entire conversation, when that became illegal to buy a scanner, all you were left with was getting into the voicemail box of the celebrity or politician or whoever was being targeted. everybody knew, i mean it was common place, it wasn't just doing it with kids in a schoolyard, it was a very common trick, all you had to do was hit 9 and put in the pin code. they didn't even change those pin codes from four zeros. the problem is, people got just such good results from early on. there's an example, someone on a fishing expedition hacked her phone and listened to three messages and the last one was saying, darling, we had such a good night last night. when you get that quality of information, instead of being a unup every now and then, it
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started to be done routinely and not just to the hugh grants and nicole kidmans of the world, but to our readers and worse than that, sadly, to the mobile phone of the girl who was in fact murdered and died. and that was really where it came to a head and one of the reporters who did that actually deleted those messages so those messages actually didn't get to her parents. >> were people as high, potential, as rupert murdock co complicit in any of this? would rupert murdock, or people under him have known of these practices? >> when rebecca brooks who was his right hand woman in england,
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we had the same book, and we were spending 4,000 pounds a week on private investigators doing these kind of practices and just extraordinary, if she was the department boss, she then moved up to be editor, how could you not notice the spending of over 100 grand a year on this kind of thing and not even ask what it's for, so her position is ludicrous, and even worse than that, and for her to turn afternoon and initially, to turn around and say we don't know about it, it was a rogue reporter acting on his own. and five reporters have been arrested and i was taken into scotland yard and threatened with being arrested three times. it's just like a general saying it wasn't me, it was the soldier. >> okay, paul, for those of us who are on this side of the pond, as you say, we're learning that there's now an fbi
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investigation, also "the wall street journal," the person who heads "the wall street journal" and was a news of the world editor at one point and also a news corporation executive as well, les hinton has had to resign. we're wondering about exposure here in the united states. >> yeah, well, you see i actually was under the misunderstanding that it was legal in the states because they were sharing leads around as friends where courteney cox hacked into her new boyfriend's phone to listen to his ex-girlfriend's messages and everybody made a big joke about it and i thought, huh, it must be legal in the states, but clearly it isn't. i have worked in america, but i certainly have never done it myself in america, can't speak for american journalists, but if your tv show is making a big joke about it, it's got to be pretty common practice in the states as well. >> actually it's not and when it comes to journalism here, it is
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not common practice. at least i don't know about it. and people i work with don't do it. but these are serious allegations and we appreciate you joining us, paul mcmullan is a former reporter with news of the world and he said everyone knew about those plastics and it was encouraged and expect. so this story is going to keep going for a while. we were all led to believe that the roads in los angeles would be some kind of gridlock hellscape right now, a sea of red taillights, bumper to bumper, the 405 one of the busiest highways in the country shut down, well, the warnings must have worked. because it's not that bad right now, paul buchanan is driving from the burbank airport, and lynndie, i see you, how is it
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going? >> reporter: it's going really well, don, just look around me, this is wide open freeway, see all the open spaces? you just don't see that in l.a., we have made almost i would call it a 75-mile roundtrip and i would say this is probably the best i have ever seen traffic in l.a. in fact, you know, they talk about carmageddon, this is breezy and light and fluid, it's almost like that boy george song, karma chameleon because this is a piece of take. >> be safe, we're going to go to sandra endo now, is it any worse where are? things look pretty smooth actually. >> reporter: oh, yeah, don, smooth sailing here on ventura boulevard, we have been trying to find people figuring out ways to get around town. we have seen some people walking, some people on bikes, the city has been encouraging people to take mass transit.
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also more trains, they're free as well. take a look at ventura boulevard, this is one of the major streets here in the san fernando valley, if there was a carmageddon, if there was a car populous, you would see the traffic backup on this boulevard, but it's smooth sailing, a lot of people just minding their business, going about their day like it's any old day, and actually this is pretty light for an average saturday, so clearly, everyone took heed of the warning and stayed home or are just not getting into their cars. >> i don't know if i have seen traffic that night on ventura boulevard. thanks again to paul buchanan. >> when we come right back, trying to make sense out of a senseless murder that has rocked the jewish community in brocklin, new york. how do you give your child the independence to walk home without putting him or her in harm's way.
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. [ crying ] >> it's so hard to listen to that, you can see, you can just hear how distraught he is, the father is speaking yiddish, but his sobs need to translation, he grieves for his boy, levy
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clutsky. police arrested aaron for allegedly murdering the child when he asked for help. it is so hard to listen to that man, he's just grieving for his son. the boy was an orthodox jew and we believe the murder suspect is also an orthodox jew as well. but do you think that played a part in the boy asking for help because he felt comfortable, he's in the confines of his community, and a sheltered community pretty much at that? >> i think certainly there's this false sense of security in small towns, in small communities and communities of nate who are faith-based. but mental illness knows no religion. and in fact, many people with mental illnesses gravitate toward religious communities because of the nurturing
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supportive communities they r i think the important thing here is that kids have to be educated in a different way than we did it a long time ago. it's not about stranger danger, and in fact strangers might be perfectly safe. it's about telling kids to listen to their stomachs more, and about tricky people and how to recognize that. >> i think it comes with maturity, and you have to maybe watch your child. and maybe a better question is what's a better age or a better time or maybe it's just maturity wise, when you can leave your child home alone or let them walk home, and it probably has to do with individuals rather than an age. >> i think it has to do with individual kids, their gender, their maturity level and it has to do with communities. i walked to school a half a mile, and i went back there to visit, and i was like i couldn't believe i walked that far in kindergarten. but it was a community in nova
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scotia, canada. kids need to walk with a group of kids where it's much more safer. these parents did everything they could. this is in no way blaming these parents who tried to prepare their child as best they could. but it's really for other parents who are trying to make these decisions. >> i took a city bus, my smaller cousin and i across town to go to school. it's a different day and age now. >> yeah. >> let's go on to another parent issue, something brought up by the respected journal of the american medical association. these two people, i want you to take a look. a pediatric endocrinologist say that kids who are morbidly obese should be put into foster care, these are kids who are severely overweight we are talking about. an example is a 12-year-old kid who was 400 pounds. is this a good idea? >> they are speaking from the place of their disciplines and i have great respect for medical
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doctors and i speak from the place of psychology, i think an attachment injury, tearing a child away from their parents and making the child blame themselves for their behavior because kids always blame themselves and suffering in a sense of longing, leads to a greater attachment injury can lead to certainly greater attachment disorders as an adult. in a perfect world, if medicine and school can get together, it should be a family intervens. >> when they say morbidly obese, they're in danger of dieing? >> they're in danger of dying. >> so these parents are in a sense killing their kids because they're not given the right situation, why shouldn't they be taken away? >> a child of that level of obesity in a house, there's got to be at least one obese parent, so there's got to be an intervention, everybody needs help. but tearing kids away from families sometimes adds a greater injury.
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. a possible reason there's no deal on the debt talks might be because republicans aren't on the same page themselves. i'm going to talk to cnn contribute for will king who's been in on the debate on the debates. e power train warranty. and the horsepower. only ram delivers this kind of muscle. that'll thin out the herd real quick. guts. glory. ram.
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[ gun fire ] the sounds of gun fire on the streets of damascus, syria.
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you can see ben in plains clothes, firing guns. the anti-government protests show no sign of easing. 21 civilians died in protests yesterday across the country. a private meeting at the white house between president barack obama and the dalai lama. the white house says the president repeated his support for a direct dialogue between china and tibet. he also praised the tibetan spiritual leader for his commitment to nonvines. -- nonviolence. i want to get there, i want to do what i think is in the right -- the best interests of the country. but it takes two to tango and they're not there yet. >> republicans like house speaker john boehner had big differences with president obama over raising the debt ceiling, but one reason there's no deal yet, because republicans aren't
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100% in agreement with each other. we asked cnn contribute for will cane to weigh in on the political debates on the political left and on the political right. you have seen several factions dividing republicans here, what do you see? >> yeah, this is how i see it, don. i see that you have got about three different groups on the republican side. first you've got the populous. you can read a poll and see that people are wrongly against raising the debt ceiling a second group would be just the stubborn. that's eric cantor, cantor wants to live up to his 2000 promise to get big spending cuts. but he doesn't seem to understand that you can't govern from one branch of the government. the third group would be the deal makers, these are boehner and mcconnell, the people who really know how to make a deal.
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they are really motivated by the desire to reduce the size of government. >> what about cantor? >> it's not just eric cantor. people are saying why aren't republicans taking the big grand bargain that obama is asking for, the $3 trillion cut, but there's bigger issues than just what's going on on the republican side. i think there's a trust issue. i think two months ago when we averted a government shutdown, we had some cuts that turned out to be nothing. republicans can't go back to their constituents that turn out to be bogus. >> we really don't know what the deal s right, because they haven't even come close enough to let the cat out of the bag, so to speak? here's what i'm wondering and i think a lot of people are wondering the same thing. have republicans, because of the extremes in the party, the tea party and what have you, have they really backed themselves into a corner, so much so that no matter what the president
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proposes, no whaert whmatter wh proposes is that they feel on gaited because the tea party is going to say why are you agreeing with president obama, they don't agree with him and they're never going to agree with him? >> there could be an element in the republican party that has some kind of reactionary position like that. i don't think guys like mitch mcconnell and djohn boehner dont want to come to a deal with president obama. he gives lip service to entitlements, don, but we don't really know what that means and because we were burned three months ago, we need to know. >> because of that loud uproar that they sort of backed themselves into a corner, they said we really can't agree with the president because of this element in the party.
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nancy pelosi as warned the president to leave social security and medicare alone. but the president said again on friday that entitlements are on the table. so what's going on here? >> either the president has his own faction that he's dealing with, which is nancy pelosi saying no way, no how on social security and medicare, or the president is offering any real cuts behind closed doors to either boehner or mcconnell. the fact that there's not a huge uprising on the left, just listening to nancy pelosi last week, this is why we're not getting a deal done. this is why don, also, we're going to fall back on a smaller deal. and we will raise the debt ceiling. >> i was just going to ask you, deal or no deal? and you say yes, and it will be by the deadline, correct? >> yes. >> don the first rule of politics is always get re-elected, republicans can't get re-elected if you raise
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faxefa taxes, democrats can't get re-elected if they cut entitlements. >> and beyond being re-elected, it's not good for any of us. casey anthony soon will be a free woman, her defense team celebrated her acquittal, but there are concerns about her future, we'll take you live to orlando where her release, just hours away. call her. ok. [ cellphone rings ] hey. you haven't left yet. no. i'm boarding now... what's up? um...would you mind doing it again? last time. [ engine turns over ] oooohhhh...sweet. [ male announcer ] the chevy cruze with the my chevrolet app.
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you thought the story was over, it is not, casey anthony will be free from jail in a matter of hours, as a matter of fact she could be released any time after midnight. all day today people have been visiting the wooded site where the body of casey anthony was found back in 2008. as you can see, it became a pretty elaborate and public memorial site. another sign of how this case captivated so many people of course. let's go back to orlando and our martin savidge, any word on how or when this release might happen? >> reporter: it's probably the most anticipated release from prison that certainly anybody has seen from the orange county jail in the background. and possibly the most anticipated release from any
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krcorrectional facility for qui some time. essentially from that point on, the watch begins to see when she could come out of the facility. but we also know it's not going to be her walking out the front door, which would normally be the case of anybody released from this facility. instead, they have gone to great lengths to try to protect her. and authorities have said due to the high profile nature of this case and because of the upset because of the verdict, they have said they are going to release her at a point away from here. but that doesn't mean we won't get to see it. there's a pool of reporters, a video camera, and a print camera, who will be able to witness when casey anthony is processed out, and then she disappears. what will happen then, is they are then sequestered, meaning the pool, for another couple of hours, sometime in the middle of night, they come out, they release the video, they release
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what they saw, they tell everybody else and then we transmit it to the rest of the world. rumor has it she'll be picked up by one of her defense team and taken to points unknown. we're covering as many exits as we can all through the night. >> thank you very much martin savidge, and right after the break, former prosecutor holly hughes whether weigh in on the release. hit hard by the recession? this week's cnn hero turned to her backyard to put food on her family's dinner table. seeing that other families were also struggling, holly hirschberg decided she needed to help them too. >> i love the united states, i think it's a wonderful place to live, it's scary to me that with so much land and so much abundance that people are hungry. >> in 2008 my husband lost his job. it was a very, very difficult time and the first thing we did was plant a garden. if you grow your own food, you never have to worry about how
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you're going to feed your family. we thought if we could help others garden, we could help them pull themselves up out of poverty. i'm holly hirschberg, and we teach people to grow their own food. we pack enough seeds to grow food for a family of four. we want to help people provide for themselves. this is an eggplant. i have already harvested from it. my garden is in front of my apartment, i can grow tomatoes, bell pepper, in just flower pots. if it wasn't for my garden, then i wouldn't be able to afford fresh produce at all. >> here we have a plant, these were all provided with seeds from the dinner garden. we also have provided seeds for over 180 community gardens. so who wants to grow vegetables. >> we see a lot of families whose children only eat when they get a free meal at school. when they're at home, we really
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want them to have the best nutrition possible and you can't do better than garden veggies the seeds do all the work, we provide the seeds, we help you grow them, you eat the food, goodbye hunger. >> you nominate someone who's michael a big difference in your community, go to cnn heroes.com. [ nurse ] i'm a hospice nurse. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta.
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lem let me ask you something, do you have children? >> yes. >> would you let casey anthony baby sit your children? >> my kids are older. >> let's say they were younger, would you leave her with your children? >> i liked casey anthony, i came to trust her. and that's a really -- i felt -- the casey anthony that i knew, i felt very comfortable with her. >> hmm, i watched that live, that was great tv. that was great tv. and that was a really great question, that was casey anthony's attorney, seemingly at a loss for words, that joy behar
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show on hln. holly hughes is here, she's a former prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney as well. so, listen, as i said, that was a great question by joy. you think she would dance around it better, did she make up her answer? >> she had to know it was coming, and yet, she's like a deer in the headlights. >> see, that's not an obvious question, that is a question -- i think that that question joy behar, and that comes from -- that's like someone who will ask a political question who's outside of the belt way, where journalists think to ask questions in a certain way, would you let her baby sit your kid, that's a simple motherhood question, it's not a journalist question. >> people have got to be asking her that, she spent all this time with her. remember, she was the one who was mothering casey throughout the trial, she didn't do a whole lot of lawyering, but she was
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mothering her, she was holding her hand and petting her hair and really treating her like a daughter. you should have an answer prepared for that because everybody wants to know. >> what does that say as an attorney, did she believe her own client? >> the nonanswer speaks a lot louder than if she had just flat out answered the question, you know, i'm not comfortable with it because she's a party girl, just leave it at that. you don't have to infwer that she's a murder. >> i think she's not old enough or something. >> you don't have to say you think she's guilty. but if she does come to your house, you better lock up your children, your money and your klotz skies, because she'll steal anything. >> why does the public care so much? >> we can't get enough of the trial and it's because of the different humanities, the
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different personalities and relationships. they're probably going to send five or six dark tinted windows or suburbans or cars out so that the paparazzi or the legitimate press does not know which one to follow. because they do not want any harm to come to her on their watch. remember, princess diana was killed when they were trying to escape from the paparazzi, so they don't want the paparazzi. >> rupert murdock, news corps, news international, "wall street journal," les hinton, they own fox news. >> yeah, half the world. >> "american idol." so now there's an fbi investigation here in the united states, this guy at "the wall street journal" had to resign, rebecca brooks also had to resign, the former data camerons, pio who also worked for the paper. >> absolutely, he was under arrest.
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this thing is so far reaching, think of it like the tentacles of an octopus, it's completely circular and it's going to reach all over the world. what we're going to see here, don, is multijurisdictional suits, criminal and civil suits, because you can establish legal jurisdiction if something happens in a particular area or location, fulton county, say, well, then fulton county can prosecute. if they did in fact hack into the cell phones of 911s, victims or families, then the jurisdiction will lie where that was done. >> and this was a u.s. company. >> that's right. >> i got to go, but does rupert murdock have any exposure, any criminal exposure himself personally? >> absolutely, he's got criminal exposure. it depends on how much he knew, because remember rebecca brooks was implicated back in 2005 and he stood by her and said i'm keeping her on.
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kevin robb is a well-known sculpture who reached the height of success in the art world but a stroke in 2004 cost him his career and nearly his life. now he's back and creating art again. our dr. sanjay gupta has his remarkable story in today's "the human factor ". >> reporter: kevin's sculptures can be found all over the world. for the past seven years, he hasn't been able to sculpt i. was teasing him, you think that looks better from the ground up and then i took a look at him and i could tell there was something seriously wrong. >> reporter: what kevin's wife diane didn't know is that he previously healthy husband had a blood clot, which had traveled to his brain and caused a massive stroke. >> he was on life support for 13
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days, and then from there in rehab hospitals for seven weeks. >> reporter: when kevin finally came home, he had lost his memory, his ability to speak and most of his movement, but when he was taken back up into his studio, something inside him lit up. >> he stood here, walked over and touched some of his machinery and for the first time since his stroke there was life in his eyes. >> reporter: kevin continued his rehabilitation and over time learned to walk on his own. bits of his memory came back and he can now speak more than 100 different words. all of that led him to be able to make art again. >> kevin's sketches, we have staff that understand what's he wants, and kevin is back in full swing in creating sculptures. >> reporter: none of it has been easy. diane and conserve have to speak in a complicated type of
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charades. >> you want to go someplace. >> i want -- keys -- >> he wants the keys to the truck so he and tom can go someplace. >> reporter: and die an says kevin's love for his family and his fierce determination to get better brought him and his art back to life. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn reporting. >> very nice. when we come right back we'll go and check out the so-called carmageddon. take you back live to the 405, right after the break in los angeles. [ woman ] we take it a day at a time.
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all right. look at that. you're looking out of the window of a helicopter, that gentleman sitting right there is antonio, the mayor of los angeles. he has been saying that l.a. would survive carmageddon. the shutting down of the 405. there he is taking a tour high above that interstate. the warnings to stay off the roads in los angeles must have worked. expected a carmageddon, we said this weekend, because a ten-mile stretch of the 405 shut down until monday. so far, seems like a lot of
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hollywood hype. driving from long beach airport right now, paul vercammen. we're going to start with paul. you're on the road driving. you saw the mayor. paul, are you there? can you hear us, paul? wlets go to corinne wynter standing by patiently. what's happening? looks like the best i've ever seen on the 405 ever. >> reporter: i know. you can hear a pin drop. you sound disappointed but this is a good thing. you can't underestimate how huge this undertaking is. a $1 billion structure and all the warnings have great, we don't have the traffic nightmare some were insinuating. not that things didn't go well, they worked out well. we don't want to celebrate too early, because it is early in
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the weekend. we don't know what could happen tomorrow or monday morning, although things are expected to open up then. here's the short and sweet update from california transportation officials. they say things are moving ahead re well. all the construction crewing behind me, tat all day long. to put it in perspective, don, they're knocking down a portion of the bridge. not the whole thing. just the south side of the mulholland drive bridge. what you're seeing right now. nair ahead of schedule. no major traffic backups to report and a short time ago we had a chance to go down on the 405 freeway and see how basically clear it is down there. things look really well from our standpoint don. >> a sequel. they'll have to do the north side and we'll repeat it all over again. paul vercammen, ten seconds left. how's the traffic? >> reporter: don, we are on the u.s. 101 going eastbound, close to the 405 interchange. this would be a

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